beat\ the\ brush


beat\ the\ brush
• beat the bushes
• beat the brush
v. phr. informal
To try very hard to find or get something.

The mayor was beating the bushes for funds to build the playground.

Contrast: beat about the bush or beat around the bush

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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